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Thank you for visiting Great Smokies Family Medicine. We provide complete medical care for pediatrics to adults, including treatment of acute illnesses and chronic conditions, wellness exams, and patient education. Our office is led by family and internal medicine physicians Christopher Palmer, MD and David Vastine, MD, who have more than 20 years of medical experience. They are supported by certified family nurse practitioner Jessica Payne, FNP-BC and Jessica Trentham, FNP-BC. Our office is affiliated with LeConte Medical Center and is a proud member of Covenant Medical Group and Covenant Health.


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Great Smokies Family Medicine provides complete care for your whole family, including:

  • Treatment of acute illnesses
  • Management of chronic health conditions
  • Wellness exams
  • Patient education on wellness and disease prevention

Click here for a complete list of our primary care services.

Patient Resources

At Great Smokies Family Medicine, our patients deserve excellent care. That’s why we pledge to put our patients first every day, and strive for excellence in everything we do.

Not a patient? We want to be your primary care team. Call (865) 446-9500 to make an appointment.

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Great Smokies Family Medicine News

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